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Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and the Office of Admissions is committed to assisting you in this process.  We offer guided tours, special Saturday visitation programs and the chance to meet one-on-one with an Admissions counselor—it's all part of our personal touch.  Do not hesitate to contact any staff member with your Admissions questions and concerns at 843-349-2170 or 800-277-7000 or admissions@coastal.edu.  Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Amanda Craddock

Name:  Amanda Craddock

Title:  Director of Admissions

Phone:  843-349-2979

Email:  acraddoc@coastal.edu

Educational Background:  B.A. in History and M.Ed. in Administration, Supervision, and Leadership

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Visit all of your schools and go where it feels right to you.  Look for a match, not a name!

   
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Cynthia Johnston

Name:  Cynthia Johnston

Title:  Senior Associate Director Transfer and Non-Traditional Students

Phone:  843-349-2023

Email:  cjohnsto@coastal.edu

Territory:  International Students, Re-Admitted Students, Non-Degree Seeking Students

Educational Background:  B.A. in Criminology and M.Ed. in Counselor Education

What advice do you give students searching for a college? If you are considering transferring from another institution, make sure you work with an academic advisor to ensure that your coursework will transfer.

   
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Jillian Ernest

Name:  Jillian Ernest

Title:  Associate Director of Freshman Recruitment

Phone:  843-349-2398

Email:  jlfisher@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Marine Science Students

Educational Background:  B.S. in Marine Science and Biology and MBA with a Leadership Specialization

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Research the college in which you are interested to get a sense of what the school has to offer and start looking as early as possible.  Really think about what you enjoy doing and what you are good at so you can find a program that is the right fit for you!

   
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Derek Doss

Name:  Derek Doss

Title:  Associate Director of Admissions Events

Phone:  843-349-2022

Email:  dldoss@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Students - South Carolina (counties:  Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, Greenville, Horry), North Carolina, Tennessee

Educational Background:  B.S. in Business Administration and M.Ed. in Higher Education

What advice do you give students searching for a college? The best advice I can offer a student searching for a college is to do as much as you can to get a good feel for the campus and to make sure that you feel comfortable with the university.

   
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Tasha Newcomb

Name:  Tasha Newcomb

Title:  Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone:  843-349-2286

Email:  tasha@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Students - South Carolina (counties:  Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Kershaw, Marion, Marlboro), - Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Educational Background:  B.A. in English

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Decide what's most important to you (location, size, degree programs, etc.) and find schools that fit those needs.  Next, visit the school and talk to a counselor and current students to find out if the school you're considering is really a good fit for you!

   
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Jocelyn Williams

Name:  Jocelyn Williams

Title:  Assistant Director of Transfer Admission

Phone:  843-349-6450

Email:  jbyrne@coastal.edu

Territory:  Transfer Students and Second-Degree Seeking Students - Last names beginning with A - E, Health Administration Completion and Nursing Completion majors

Educational Background:  B.S. in Sports Management, M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Visit all the schools you are interested in attending to get a feel for the campus, culture, academics, opportunities, and activities.  Do not be afraid to ask questions to ensure that the institution is a good fit for your unique interests and goals!

   
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Paul Scheuer

Name:  Paul Scheuer

Title:  Transfer Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2844

Email:  pdscheue@coastal.edu

Territory:  Transfer Students and Second-Degree Seeking Students - Last names beginning with F - P

Educational Background:  B.A. in Art Studio

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Students should begin searching for a school as soon as possible.  It is ok to start looking for a school and major as early as your freshman year of high school.  Go to college fairs and start to visit schools to see what suits your needs.

   
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Jessica Kosty

Name:  Jessica Kosty

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-6521

Email:  jkosty@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Students - South Carolina (counties:  Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Union), Delaware, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas; Transfer Students and Second-Degree Seeking Students - Last names beginning with Q - Z

Educational Background:  B.A. in Psychology

What advice do you give students searching for a college? When you are looking for a university, find a place where you feel comfortable to call it your "home" for the next four years.  Figure out the opportunities that await you and everything that institution has to offer to meet your needs and interests.

   
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Kelly Harer

Name:  Kelly Harer

Title:  Admissions Counselor

Phone:  843-349-2311

Email:  kkharer@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Students - South Carolina (counties:  Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg), Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey (Last names beginning with A - M), Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

Educational Background:  B.S.B.A. in Management

What advice do you give students searching for a college? My advice to students searching for a college would be to really self-reflect and figure out what you would like to accomplish in college.  Imagine yourself at each school and choose the college that you can picture spending four years of your life.

   
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Thomas Maxey

Name:  Thomas Maxey

Title:  Admissions Specialist

Phone:  843-349-2024

Email:  tvmaxey@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Students - South Carolina (counties:  Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Sumter, Williamsburg), Connecticut, District of Columbia, New York, Ohio

Educational Background:  B.S.B.A. in Marketing

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Research what each school has to offer and see if it parallels with your goals and ambitions.  Also, plan a campus visit and take a tour of the school.  A website can only show so much and an on-campus visit can really provide answers to if the school is the right choice for you!

   
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Lyle Morris

Name:  Lyle Morris

Title:  Admissions Specialist

Phone:  843-349-6926

Email:  lmorris@coastal.edu

Territory:  Freshman Students - South Carolina (counties:  Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Spartanburg, York), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey (Last names beginning with N - Z), Pennsylvania

Educational Background:  B.S. in Biology

What advice do you give students searching for a college? Be sure to visit the schools that interest you.  A school's website will give you an overview of the school, but it is best to see what the school has to offer in person.  The university you attend will influence your growth, so finding a comfortable fit is important.

   
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Greg Nance

Name:  Greg Nance

Title:  Admissions Specialist

Phone:  843-349-2216

Email:  glnance@coastal.edu

Territory:  Non-Traditional Students, Re-Admit Students, Veterans, Non-Degree Students

Educational Background:  B.A. in Sociology

What advice do you give students searching for a college? How you feel about your school will influence how you perform.  Make sure you take into account all of the aspects of the college experience -- academics, sports, clubs and activities, and the various resources the college offers.